Frances Elizabeth Bandy, 90, Nashville native and Rock Island resident, died Sunday, Nov. 29 at NHC Health Care Center in McMinnville.
She was born Oct. 20, 1925 in Nashville and was a song writer, owned Kingfisher Publishing, was a member of BMI, wrote the song “Comanche” recorded by Johnny Horton, and was of the Catholic faith. Mrs. Bandy was preceded in death by her parents Frank “Dave” and Kate Duke Horton; sisters, Willie Mae Broadwell and Mabel Hayes; and great-grandchild Lucas James Bandy.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Karen Bandy of Rock Island; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Tom Eyre of Anderson, S.C.; grandchildren Douglas Wood, Troy Wood, Wendy Park, Lance Wood, Jeremy Bandy, Derrick Bandy, Jasmine Harris, Niles Seamons, Nikki Seamons, Zachery Seamons, and Logan Seamons; 23 great-grandchildren and special caregiver Tonya Curtis.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Father David Cooney will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery on Hwy. 30. The Bandy family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., and again Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.